Columbia Childcare is open! Childcare is available at Columbia Elementary School for children 3 years old through 5th grade. Childcare cost is $32 per day for 5 or more hours, $25 for 2-5 hours, and $12 for 1-2 hours per day. We offer a 25% sibling discount. For more information, please call 517-592-9753 or email Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org
We are excited to see you this morning at CES and CUES! Stop by and say “HI!” grab your belongings and a lunch! Please drop off library books and baggy books, too. We will be here until 12 noon.
Check out this week's Quick 6 Tips - Food Fun https://docs.google.com/document/d/12WnU_7_SnugIFTKjvfw070umoGNlr7ACKqw8VoGkIto/edit?usp=sharing
Check out these QUICK 6 TIPS for WRITING. Writing and Reading are strongly connected. Our families do a great job practicing both! Here are some tips to make Writing fun! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PjdwdbAvGa19sd2cGOyEfEOoTaLl3afurVx13oeurdc/edit?usp=sharing
We had a GREAT turn out today! It was wonderful seeing everyone! We are offering a learning packet pick up time on Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m. in case there are families who couldn't stop by today. We hope to see you at CUES and CES on Thursday!
CES 6 Quick Tips - Important Dates https://docs.google.com/document/d/144bWHy2Q37NZn2WXKG33FNGvaNr1QPD-Q2GPpbN67hk/edit?usp=sharing
It's National Teacher Appreciation Day! Here is a list of our teacher and staff emails if you would like to send them a note of cheer! https://www.myeagles.org/o/columbia-elementary/staff
Congratuations to Mrs. Aguilera who was named one of the Top 10 Teachers in Jackson County! Mrs. Aguilera teaches Kindergarten at CES. The process for being selected included being nominated, writing an essay, and classroom observations by the Top 10 Teacher committee. 💙💛
Our CES teachers and staff focus on social and emotional learning to help students grow in all areas. Please click here for our QUICK 6 TIPS for Social & Emotional Learning https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FbjOSpVFGhL7GtLqv4cuQcgf2Zh8yFO0fD8CKWMk7j8/edit?usp=sharing
We are so thankful to our Columbia families for partnering together during this time of online learning. These Quick 6 tips may be helpful for you this coming week: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15RWwH6lgn-ZOAJvUcPn57Xv2lPDYUhnpXoFRNLV-4Lo/edit?usp=sharing
Jerome Country Market Fundraiser Pickup will be @ Jerome Country Market Friday & Saturday April 17-18 between 8am-7pm. All students that sold items will need to pick up their items and deliver them to the people they sold to. Thank you for being understanding during this time!
Thank you to our Health Care Workers! Our Little Eagles are so grateful for you! https://spark.adobe.com/video/icZRvkbWvRw9K
CES 9-11 a.m. Breakfast & Lunch Free for anyone 18 and under! Every M, W and F.
If your family needs any counseling support, please email the CES counselor at Ashley.Phelps@myeagles.org. Mrs. Phelps is available to help our Little Eagles and their families with counseling and finding community resources. Information you share will be kept confidential.
Today was our first day of online school at CES! We appreciate all of our families learning this new process with us! If you need help logging into your child's Google Classroom, please reach out to any of our staff members. https://www.myeagles.org/o/columbia-elementary/staff
Looking for educational resources to use with your Columbia Elementary student? Check out this link! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MwbvOZIWWMD1Q7IBz35B2OT_qRR6xTls6KFnkcc4sGY/edit
Hi Little Eagles! Watch and play along with me if you would like to practice counting. If you don’t have stairs, you can just count steps on the floor! With lots of love, Mrs. Wright. #LittleEagles #CountingStairs https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=259867598359029
Ms. Hynes, a CES Preschool teacher, shared this awesome book with her class! Bedtime story anyone? #LittlestEagles https://youtu.be/Dljje7L9nIs
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH TO GO - Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Columbia Elementary School. For all children 18 and under in your household. Your children do not need to be with you. Available Spring Break and each week until we get back to school.
Do you have a child who will turn 5 by December 1st, 2020? Please click the link below to register for the 2020-2021 Columbia Kindergarten or Young 5s program. https://registration.myeagles.org/apply/index.php?step=0&academy=53
Mrs. Lape, a 2nd grade teacher, shared this website your child may enjoy! #LittleEagles https://coolprogeny.com/2020/03/operation-storytime/?fbclid=IwAR2xT93kxudj-J0pZtZ3GgpfrOOyRZAvuHAUn_F13puIOoefosYhq4UHqZs
Several online reading sources can be found through our local Jackson District Library at http://myjdl.com/download-and-stream/ One of our CES favorites is tumblebooks found at: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Home.aspx?categoryID=77
A tip from Mrs. Roe, a CES Young 5s teacher: Kindergarten Smorgasboard has a ton of readers online! You can download the books or swipe through to read them right online. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RCMqrmdhoX689EoQQJZZLZMa1iNOuhR1
Dance Mat Typing is a free and engaging way for children to practice typing. Your child can start at home row and progress through the four levels and become quick and efficient at typing! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
Dance Mat Typing is a free and engaging way for children to practice typing. Your chid can start at home row and progress through the four levels and become quick and efficient at typing! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
Mrs. Lambarth, one of our CES Preschool teachers, talks about going on a nature walk! Today is a beautiful day for a nature walk! #LittleEagles https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCentralElementary/videos/3078585728820371/
It’s time to play a fun card game called “Greater Than.” Mrs. Aguilera, a CES Kindergarten teacher, shows you how to play! https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCentralElementary/videos/1867641510040145/
Listen as Oprah Winfrey reads "The Hula-Hoopin Queen" Written by: Thelma Godin and Illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton. If you have a hula-hoop at home, please share a picture of you hula-hooping on our CES Facebook page! Adult hula-hoopers are welcome! 😀😀😀😀😀 https://youtu.be/op9Bc7GWCuw
Here’s a fun activity Mrs. Elliott did when she was a kid. If you try it, you can post a pic on our FB post so we can see you in action! https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCentralElementary/videos/675527416589045/
Check out this fun math game “101 and OUT!” demonstrated by Mrs. Sexton and her daughter, Abigail! If you and your child play it, please feel free to add a picture to our FB post! https://youtu.be/L8P_H0-tkO8
On Thursday, March 19th, Columbia Community members will have lunches at Columbia Elementary between 10 am and 12 noon. Lunch is for youth 18 and under. The lunches are available in the pick up loop, you will not need to get out of your car. We hope to see you there!
This is a list of fun activities that can be done OFFLINE. https://www.theedublogger.com/files/2020/03/Offline-Activity-Ideas-Edublogs.pdf
"Sophie's Masterpiece" - Written by: Eileen Spinelli Illustrated by: Jane Dyer https://www.storylineonline.net/books/sophies-masterpiece/S
Check out BEDTIME MATH! What a neat way to do math right before bed! http://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home/
The website BRAINPOPJR. is offering free access during the school closure. This is a teacher favorite for sure! I hope your child enjoys it! https://go.brainpop.com/COVID19?utm_source=bp-com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_content=free-access
"The Rainbow Fish" - A story about friendship written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9mryuEKkKc
Scholastic has a special edition of their e-learning regarding the corona virus. Scroll down to choose the best grade range for your child! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/coronavirus.html?eml=TSO/e/20200317////20Q4TSO_CrnvsFrRscs/ADMIN//////&mi_u=636659233////////&ET_CID=20200317_TSO_LearnAtHome_ADMIN_RET_28381&ET_RID=1131039902
Families and care givers will be able to use the Scholastic free site for their children while they are learning at home!! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/content/dam/classroom-magazines/magazines/support/scholastic-at-home/LAH-letter-families_rev.pdf
Brooklyn Food Pantry Announcement: We are OPEN as always: 10 am - 2 pm (Tuesday/Thursday) NEW TEMPORARY LOCATION: DRIVE-THROUGH ONLY: Behind the RE/Max Building on Main Street (Angel's Floral) 131 North Main Street, Brooklyn, MI 49230 [Enter Off Water Street] FOOD/DONATION DROP-OFF: Village Peddler Gift Shoppe and Angel's Floral - During Normal Business Hours. Questions / Special Needs / Special Arrangements: Call our HOTLINE: (517) 612-8771 We expect and are ready for increased need during these historical times. Please be generous and share food as you can. If you are in need, do not be too shy or proud to ask. We are here for times just like these. *Be Safe | Be Smart | Wash Hands | Limit Public Contact*
If you have a child who is turning 4 by Sept. 1, 2020, you are invited to apply for GSRP. It is a full day Preschool program that meets every M-Th. Preschool begins on 9/14. https://www.childplus.net/apply/en-us/E5063C53EC7CA8BEB19821A5C356150D/964406E5FB94
Columbia will furnish breakfast and lunch in a bag for all Columbia students and any community member 18 and under from 9 am to 11 am at Columbia Elementary School on Monday, March 16th, Wednesday, March 18th, Friday, March 20th, Monday, March 23rd, and Wednesday, March 25th.
Columbia Youth Spring Soccer ages 4 - 13 is only $30 if you register today, but will go up to $40 after tomorrow. Registration link can be found online at www.myeagles.org or on the Columbia Youth Soccer facebook page. Questions? Call Courtney Toteff at Columbia Fitness Center.
If you have a child who is turning 4 by Sept. 1, 2020, you are invited to apply for GSRP. It is a full day Preschool program that meets every M-Th. Preschool begins on 9/14. https://www.childplus.net/apply/en-us/E5063C53EC7CA8BEB19821A5C356150D/964406E5FB9423C9D63ABF06E71B6F34
THANK YOU! OUR CES FAMILIES RAISED $8,892 FOR OUR PLAYGROUND! Donations turned in through Wednesday will get prize level credit. Thank you for supporting our school.
The "LOVE YOUR PLAYGROUND" Walk is Monday, February 24th. Please send your donation packet back on Monday. Our Little Eagles are so excited to earn their prizes and support their playground!❤❤❤
We hope to see you tonight at the CES Family Night from 6-7:30 p.m. We will enjoy Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Emotional learning activiities. All families are invited to attend!
To register a current Preschooler for Y5 or Kindergarten, please click this link to register for the 2020-2021 school year: https://registration.myeagles.org/apply/index.php?step=0&academy=53
Kindergarten Round Up is Thursday, March 19th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at CES. Meet our teachers, register for K/Y5, ride the bus, visit classrooms. Our Kindergarten and Young 5's programs are for students turning 5 before December 1st, 2020. Questions? Call 517-592-6632.
Columbia School District is close due to the weather. Child care is open.
February 22: Save the Date!! More than $17,000 was raised last year for senior scholarships and mini grants for classrooms and programs at Columbia! Get your ticket for the Cash Bash from your school office or the Administration office.
Register for youth soccer, baseball or softball at: https://www.myeagles.org/youth-sports--17?fbclid=IwAR1Th3itp_vd2O_By2QirwY_1Jfkxwdn6gh444TTXNNoB0DUmlPh6KoTwRY
Registration for the Golden Eagle Baseball and Softball club has begun. To register for t-ball through 14U baseball or softball please go to the GEBSC Facebook page or on-site registration tonight, January 30th from 6 to 8 pm at Columbia Upper Elementary. See you there!
During lunch recess CES was notified that children should exit the playground & return to the building due to the Columbia Township Police serving a warrant for a person in the area. The students returned to the playground once the all clear was given by the police.
Join for bowling, games, and prizes at Brooklyn Lanes, Friday, January 24 from 7-10 p.m. to support the Columbia Central Robotics team. Only $20 / person includes bowling, all-you-can-eat pizza and shoe rental. Contact Chris Holbert 602-819-3074 email@example.com
Join in the family fun! Zumba Glow Fundraiser January 24, 6 to 8 pm for the Golden Eagles Girls Basketball program. Enjoy high energy instructors and great music! Support the program through the 50/50 raffle. Admission $10. Columbia Community Fitness Center 11775 Hewitt Rd.
Friendly Reminder: Dismissal is at 11:20 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20th
Over the Winter Holidays, many students enjoy using technology. Here are a few of our staff favorites that your child may enjoy: STARFALL.com SHEPPARDSOFTWARE.com FUN4THEBRAIN.com TURTLEDIARY.com FUNBRAIN.com ABCYA.com SEUSSVILLE.com PBSKIDS.org PEEPANDTHEBIGWIDEWORLD.com GETEPIC.com PRODIGY.com COOLMATHGAMES.com STORYLINEONLINE.net NICKJR.com ZEARN.org MYJDL.org TUMBLEBOOKLIBRARY.com Every student at CES has a paid membership to iReady and RazKids. If you need your child's log in for these awesome programs, please email your child's teacher. Technology For iPADS: ABC Ninja, Sight Word Ninja, Endless Numbers On YouTube: Cosmic Kids Yoga, Have Fun Teaching
Friday, December 13th all CES students will be enjoying a Holiday concert at Columbia High School. Students will ride the bus over to the HS at 9:10 a.m.
On Thursday, December 12th - All students at CES will enjoy a FREE Holiday lunch in the cafeteria. Lunch will include turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, roll, green bean casserole, cranberries and red/green jello. This is the only option for lunch on Thursday, so please plan to pack a lunch for your child if they prefer not to try our Holiday lunch. Thank you to Mrs. Holly, Mrs. Adonia and Mrs. Jessica for preparing this special event for our Little Eagles!
We are hoping to receive a grant to help create a safe route to school for all students in Columbia Schools. Please take this survey to help us receive the grant approval! http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=564467
100% on 100 iReady lessons! These Little Eagles earned cotton candy & Pokeman, hot chocolate & a movie, and even cake 🎂 for being excellent in their effort to learn something new! Did you know your Little Eagle can work on iReady at home? Check with your child’s teacher for their iReady log-in information. #LittleEagles
Friday, Dec. 6th at 5:30 p.m. SANTA will be at CUES! Get free photos with Santa, write Santa a letter, shop at the Penguin Shop & play Book Bingo! All students will leave with at least one free book! Concessions are available.
Columbia moms and dads: Be sure and stop by CES this morning for coffee and donuts 🍩 at 8 am with the Brooklyn Area Kiwanis and learn about the great activities they sponsor for our students and the community!💙💛🦅
If you shop Amazon - please consider using smile.amazon.com. This allows you to select COLUMBIA SCHOOL DISTRICT as a non-profit organization and Amazon donates to our school district! We appreciate your support to enhance the education of all of our students. Thank you!
Our school library is beginning something new. When students check out their library book they are given a large plastic ziplock style bag to keep their book in. The bag is labeled with CES library. The purpose of the bag is to protect books when they are inside back packs from getting torn, wet, or having something spill on them inside backpacks. Thank you very much to the PTO for providing these protective bags! #WeLoveBooks
Report Cards came home today in your child’s blue communication folder. We are excited to share the amazing progress our Little Eagles are making!
Just a friendly reminder-Charleston Wrap fundraiser pick up is tonight until 6 p.m. in the CES lobby.
The Columbia Elementary School PTO is hosting Book Bingo this Friday evening at CES. All preschool through 6th grade students (along with their siblings, parents, grandparents, etc.) are invited to attend & join in the fun! Doors will open at 6 and calling will begin at 6:30. Concessions will be available and the book fair will be open. And the best part is ALL kids will leave with at least one book! This is a family-fun, inexpensive event we hope you all can attend! 💙💛📚
BOOK FAIR is open Thursday 11/14 and Friday 11/15 in CES library. There is SNOW much to read! If you send money in a sealed envelope with your child’s name/teacher’s name, they can go shop for a new book. 💙 #LoveLearning
Brrrrr! Now that Winter weather has arrived, please send in snow pants, boots, coat, hat and gloves every day. We go outside each day unless it is 0 degrees or colder. If you are in need of assistance with these items, please contact Ashley.Phelps@myeagles.org Thank you!
Columbia is closed
Columbia Spirit Wear makes a great gift! Check out our online store. Items will be delivered by Mon. Dec. 16th. https://columbiaschools.itemorder.com/
The Punt, Pass, & Kick event has been cancelled due to the weather.
Update to the School Calendar: Friday, November 1st and Thursday, March 26th are both half days and dismissal will be at 11:20 a.m. It's a Great Day to be a Little Eagle!
This is a gentle reminder regarding the concern about mosquitoes that we are hearing in the news. If you will be attending evening athletic events, please take proper precautions to protect your self. You may want to wear long sleeved shirts, long pants and bug spray. Thank you for being a Golden Eagle! 💙💛🦅
We have openings in Columbia Preschool from 12:00-2:55 p.m. Mon-Thurs. for 3 and 4 year olds. Cost is $165/month. Our full day 4 year old program is Monday-Thursday from 7:55-2:55 pm. -$400/month. Please email Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org or call 517-592-9753 to register.
Flyers were sent home for the annual Youth Cheerleading Clinic and our Little Eagles cheerleading program, grades K-6th! Forms are also available in the office or in the documents section of the website.
Please join us for the CES & CUES Back-To-School Open House on Monday, August 19th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. to meet teachers, tour the school and connect with the PTO, childcare and local businesses. Spirit wear and concessions will be available to purchase.
There have been significant changes to the bus routes this school year. Please click on the link for more information. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/421553/Bus_Routes_2019-2020.pdf
Summer Camps are filling up! Register today! https://www.myeagles.org/article/107138?org=columbia-school-district
There was a crude oil spill in downtown Brooklyn today. The spill is contained with dirt and the Columbia Township Fire Department has contained the oil away from waterways. They assured us that there is no danger to people. Traffic is being rerouted around the downtown area.
Interested in supporting kids programs in the Brooklyn area and showing your pride in America? Join up with the Kiwanis Flag Program! https://www.brooklynkiwanismi.com/Page/33177
Register your child for one of our fantastic Summer Camps!! https://www.myeagles.org/article/107138?org=columbia-school-district
COLUMBIA PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE is Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.. We offer 3 and 4 year old preschool programs, free to those who qualify. If your child is turning 2 years 9 months by December 1st, stop by April 23rd to visit our classrooms and meet our happy teachers!
Kindergarten Open House! Please join us tonight from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at CES. Meet K teachers, ride a school bus, visit K and Young 5 classrooms. Hope to see you there!
Due to the safety of our staff we will be closing the Fitness Center at 5 pm today, January 28, 2019. All afternoon classes (Zumba and Spin and Stretch) have been cancelled. We will be open tomorrow morning at 5:30 am.
Earlier today we were notified that an employee, Mrs. O'Neil, has had her name used with a gmail email address. All Columbia Employees use their MyEagles.org addresses for their professional emails. If you receive an email from what appears to be the personal email of one of our employees, please mark it spam, delete it and do not return the email.
Columbia Central Youth MyWay Wrestling Registration is open! Click here to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScv2NS8bg07vM118chnrNpXBR8zGC4gq0GBEZKgXYUVJmPvXg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
.Join us a family fun event at the Columbia Community Fitness Center on Saturday, December 29th from 10 am to 12 noon. Win prizes, enjoy kids’ activities, 15 minute classes, and snacks. The first 50 adults to arrive will receive a free t-shirt and two free weeks!
Students at CES will be attending a Holiday band & choir concert at the High School on Tuesday, December 18th at 9:30 a.m. Students will be be transported by bus to and from the concert.
Check out the Columbia💙💛 Elementary School Newsletter: The Little Eagles! 🦅 https://www.smore.com/8hpmt-little-eagles?ref=email #ItsAGreatDayToBeAGoldenEagle!
Get your Cash Bash Ticket! They are available from your child's principal! https://pamcampbellssoup.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-cash-bash-is-coming.html
Register to help at the Robotics Meet on Saturday, December 1 at Columbia Central High School! https://www.firstinspires.org/ways-to-help/volunteer/event-volunteers
We are so glad you are a family at Columbia Elementary School! Please take a moment to fill out the parent survey. It is confidential. We use the feedback to make our school the best it can be! The survey will also be available at conferences. Survey: https://goo.gl/MCiexL
SPIRIT WEAR HOLIDAY SALE - begins today, 11/12! Be sure to check it out at https://columbiaschools.itemorder.com/sale
If you are interested in volunteering, attending classroom events, or being a chaperone on field trips at Columbia School District a Volunteer Release form must be completed prior to your participation. Volunteer Release forms are available in any district office.
Columbia School District is proudly sponsoring a district-wide Veterans Day assembly on November 9th at 9:30 a.m. at Columbia Central High School. Please visit myeagles.org to download the registration form!
Friday, Oct. 12th is a half day of school. Dismissal is at 11:20 a.m. There is NO SCHOOL for students on Monday, Oct. 15th due to staff professional development.
This is a reminder that the Charleston Wrap Fundraiser order must be turned in by Tuesday, October 2nd. Any fundraiser turned in after that date is subject to not being filled. Thank you for supporting our PTO.
Monday, October 1st is Pajama Day! Wear your pajamas to school to show your Eagle Spirit!
Thurs., Sept. 20 -10:30 a.m. Student of the Month Thurs., Sept. 20 -2:22 p.m. Pizza with the Principal Fri., Sept. 21 - Popcorn Friday Tues., Sept. 25 -7:30 a.m. Lego Club Sat., Sept. 29 -Fall Family Fun Event Fri., Oct. 5 -Homecoming Thurs., Oct. 11-CP Federal Credit Union
The "Little Eagles" Newsletter is published every other week. Please check our website at myeagles.org, Facebook (ColumbiaCentralElementary) and Twitter (CESLittleEagles) to see additional announcements, updates and photos.
If you have a student who rides the bus, the following link will take you to the web page to create an account to track your child. It will also give you the link to download the app to your cell. https://zpassplus.com/
PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, Sept. 6th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Elementary School! Meet your new teacher, visit classrooms and make new friends!
Meet the New CES Principal! https://www.mlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/08/3adeb23b436853/new-principals-start-new-schoo.html
Columbia Elementary School has wonderful teachers, fabulous students and incredible staff members!
No School Friday, August 31st and No School Monday, September 3rd in Honor of Labor Day!#LoveLearning@CES!